Lennar CEO responds to Barry Minkow and Fraud Discovery Institute

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Early today, Barry Minkow and Fraud Discovery Institute released a report on Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN), highlighting what the authors believe to be ten red flags of fraud at the company. Lennar’s stock was hit hard by the news. It didn’t take long for Lennar’s CEO Stuart Miller to speak out against the allegations. About all…

Barry Minkow Sentenced to Five Years’ Imprisonment on Stock Manipulation Conspiracy

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United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida July 21, 2011 Press Release Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announced that defendant Barry Minkow, 44, of San Diego, California, was sentenced today on…

Ex-Con Turned Fraudbuster Charged With Conspiracy

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Cary Spivak – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Ex-con Barry Minkow who in recent years billed himself as a fraud buster may be heading back to prison. Minkow was charged with conspiracy today. Earlier the Wall Street Journal reported the one-time teenage entrepreneur had agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges. Minkow was convicted in the 1988…

Fraud Discovery Institute Ends Investigation of Medifast Inc.

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UPDATE: On February 17, 2010, Medifast Inc. filed suit in US District Court, Southern District of California, alleging defamation, violation of California Corporations Code, and unfair business practices. On March 29, 2011, Judge Janis Sammartino dismissed all of Medifast’s claims against me in her ruling on my anti-SLAPP motion. In mid-2009, Barry Minkow and Fraud…